Comic Book Artist: Jim Lee

I don't know if it's just my personal experience, or if it's due to the fact that I grew up reading the X-Men, but Jim Lee is one of the defining superhero artists in comic books. His style instigated a host of imitators because it was the apotheosis of the…

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Comic Book Artist: Gary Frank

Today, in my series about comic book artists, I'll be talking about Gary Frank, an artist on my list of favourites just outside my top 5. Like a lot of people, I discovered Frank's art when he did a two-year run on Peter David's Incredible Hulk (between #401 and 425)…

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Comic Book Artist: Phil Jimenez

Phil Jimenez is the modern day George Perez. And I think he's better than Perez. There, I said it. You may accuse me of heresy if you wish, but I would much rather read a Jimenez-drawn book than a Perez-drawn book. They both excel at drawing pages and panels that…

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Comic Book Artist: Chris Sprouse

Chris Sprouse isn't one of the flashy artists who work on a professional basis in comics but his solid, clear, crisp linework with his statuesque anatomies are the epitome of excellent comic book storytelling. The first work I saw by him was in 1993: Legionnaires, the spin-off of the teen…

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Comic Book Artist: Tony Harris

If there was ever a case where an artist was so strongly associated with one project, and my appreciation of the artist, then it is Tony Harris and his work on Starman. There were over 80 issues of the mid-1990s series about Jack Knight, the youngest son of Ted Knight…

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Comic Book Artist: Ryan Sook

Ryan Sook is one of those artists who creates lovely covers and great art but who has yet to work on an extended run on a great book to elevate him to the next level. I first remember seeing his work on part of the Tangent Comics: Tales of the…

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Comic Book Artist: Terry Dodson

I first saw Terry Dodson's art on two early Warren Ellis mini-series for Marvel – Storm and Pryde and Wisdom. His soft, curvy and beautiful characters have an instant appeal, and he can also tell a story. His art has a similarity to Adam Hughes – the gorgeous female characters…

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Comic Book Artists: Chris Bachalo

[Chris Bachalo Official Website] This is the second instalment in what I hope will be a regular feature where I highlight some of the artists I like. There is no preference to the order – just what I feel like at the time – and I'll post some art and…

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Comic Book Artists: Travis Charest

On this blog, I have a tendency to talk more about the writing and the story of the comic books I love. This is partially because a lot of what draws me to comic books is the writing, but also because I feel inadequate in explaining and discussing appreciation of…

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Comic Book Cameos

You can call it cameos. You can call it Easter Eggs. You can call it in-jokes. Whatever your name of preference, it is one thing that comic book art can do better and easier than just about any form of entertainment I can think of. The artist can tell the…

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